Jose Mourinho storms out of press conference
A furious Jose Mourinho walked out of a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game at Steaua Bucharest.
The Chelsea boss departed after being quizzed on his decision to leave out Kevin de Bruyne for his side’s group stage clash.
Having already been criticised for leaving out last season’s star man Juan Mata this term, Mourinho now had to filed questions about the Belgian whom he left out the squad to face Tottenham last weekend.
Mourinho said: “It’s amazing because nobody asks me about Mata and now you ask about Kevin de Bruyne. You are not interested in the players who play only those who don’t.
“Only 11 can play. I try to decide by what they do on the pitch and in training. Frank Lampard beside me knows me for nine years and he knows I make mistakes but I try to be honest.
“He’s not selected because I didn’t like the game he played at Swindon and the way he has trained.”
Mourinho then walked out leaving the already present Lampard to see out the rest of the press conference.
The incident came just days after Mourinho criticised Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas for a lack of maturity for the way in which he publicly aired his grievances.
Oh, the irony.